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"Disquieting, deceptive, crafted with a sly and measured expertise, Alison Moore's story could certainly deliver a masterclass in slow-burn storytelling. " - The Independent "The Lighthouse is a spare, slim novel that explores grief and loss, the patterns in the way we are hurt and hurt others, and the childlike helplessness we feel as we suffer rejection and abandonment. . . . The brutal ending continues to shock after several re-readings. " - The Guardian "[A] hauntingly complex exploration of the recurring patterns that life inevitably follows, often as a consequence of one's past. " - The Sunday TimesFuth, a middle-aged, recently separated man heads to Germany for a restorative walking holiday. During his circular walk along the Rhine, he contemplates the formative moments of his childhood.

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Alison Moore

Born in Manchester in 1971, Alison Moore lives next but one to a sheep field in a village on the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border, with her husband Dan and son Arthur. She is a member of Nottingham Writers' Studio and an honorary lecturer in the School of English at Nottingham University. In 2012 her novel The Lighthouse, the unsettling tale of a middle-aged man who embarks on a contemplative German walking holiday after the break-up of his marriage - only to find himself more alienated than ever, was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize.

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